Keeping in view of the sovereignty of Nepal, the Government of India had extended all possible logistics assistance through our diplomatic channels like deployment of the resources of Army, Indian Air Force, National Disaster Response Force for search and rescue operations, providing food, water, medicines, tents, blankets, water purifying systems etc. to the Nepal Government in the wake of the April 25, 2015 earthquake. The Government of India had worked with the Government of Nepal shoulder to shoulder during the disaster response phase.
The Government of India sent to Kathmandu NDRF rescue Teams and relief material within six hours of earthquake. These teams had worked round-the-clock in close coordination with the Government of Nepal during disaster response phase. NDRF has rescued 11 persons and recovered 133 dead bodies.
In order to support the affected people of Nepal, the Government of India rushed more than 1300 ton of food/ ration/ MRE, 300 ton of water, 8 ton of medicines, 7000 tents, 1 lakh tarpaulin and 1 lakh blanket etc. to Nepal during response phase.
As per the information received from the State Governments, 79 human lives (58 in Bihar, 17 in Uttar Pradesh, 3 in West Bengal, 1 in Rajasthan) have been lost due to the earthquake of 25th April 2015.
The Government of India provided essential medical care, logistics and free transportation to those evacuated from Nepal up to their native place.
This was stated by the Minister of State for Home Affairs, Kiren Rijiju in a written reply to a question by D.Kupendra Reddy in the Rajya Sabha today.